Earn your Master of Education
Interested students who complete the Early Childhood teacher certification program of MCMS are eligible for a Master of Education through Goucher College.
Goucher College is located on 287 wooded acres in Towson, about 8 miles north of downtown Baltimore. Since its founding in 1885, Goucher has been committed to offering
In order to obtain a Master of Education at Goucher, students must complete 36 credit hours. For students who have successfully completed our program, only 21 credit hours are needed to obtain
In addition to the course requirements of the Maryland Center for Montessori Studies, students are required to complete the following courses in order to receive a Master of Education degree with
Core Courses (15 credits)
601. Theories of Development (3 credits)
Discussion of the major theories of development and their application to child rearing, education and teaching: cognitive, social cognition, moral, psychoanalytic, humanistic, behavioristic, maturational, ecological and social learning theories.
602. Education: A Sociological Perspective (3 credits)
A study of the sociological forces prevalent in today’s world and the effects of these forces on children and adolescents. Review and critique of solutions proposed for social problems, including community agencies, health systems, social services, the homeless and out-of-home placements.
603. Personality Development and Self-Esteem (3 credits)
An exploration of the relationship between personality development and self-esteem. Implications for learning,
604. Contemporary Issues in Education: A Look at the Twentieth Century (3 credits)
A study of contemporary issues in
605. Research Methods (3 credits)
Basic principles of research methodology,
Clinical Courses (3 credits)
651. Values (1.5 credits)
An exploration of the concepts that support the teaching of values in the classroom. The class will examine value theories and incorporate them into practical applications for students.
One additional clinical course from Goucher (1.5 credits)
Action Research (3 credits)
606. Action Research/Special Project (3 credits)
Implementation of an action research or a special research project.
For more information about the Master of Education program, please call Goucher College at (410) 337-6058.
Maryland Center for Montessori Studies (MCMS) is operated by the Montessori Society of Central Maryland, Inc., located at Greenspring Montessori School in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland.
Baltimore Montessori Conference
The second annual Baltimore Montessori Conference will be held at Greenspring Montessori School on Saturday, April 7, 2018 - featuring engaging workshops for Montessori guides, assistants, administrators, and parents.